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on October 8, 2010
This is a very nice knife for your base line survival outfit. The blade is unquestionably made with quality and craftsmanship and I was literally able to shave with it. The handle is soft but seems durable; I love the 'grippy' feel.
No, it's not full tang, but it's not in there with a little stud either. I'd agree with the other review that it is probably half or 3/4 tang. But I can't see it coming apart any time soon if used for its intended purposes: Cutting rope/cord/cloth/wood or plant matter, eating, and I could see skinning with it honestly.
UNINTENDED purposes that you should have other tools for if you have a brain: Batoning (seriously? You don't carry a pack saw or a camp axe?), digging in the dirt (sharpen a stick, dig with that, silly), throwing at things, cutting nails (lol what?)
Not sure about the sheath. I'd prefer a -little- tighter fit; I think what I will do is lay in some duct tape at the contact points near the top of the inner sheath. I don't think it would fall out unless you fell yourself, but I'd rather have peace of mind.
I look forward to taking this thing backpacking. I will definitely look at other Mora knives in the future.
After several trips camping and some fishing, I'm still satisfied with this knife. It guts and cleans fish with relative ease, is easy to clean up, works fine for cooking. Carved a few wooden stakes with it at camp too. It's holding an edge fairly well too. Good knife, great price.